As a pediatric plastic surgeon, I perform a wide variety of surgeries on children. My work ranges from simple lesions and cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to complicated facial reconstruction. I also treat pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, complex upper airway problems and Treacher Collins syndrome.
I love working with children, shaking their hands and making personal connections with them and their families. Children heal well, they are innocent, and it is a privilege to see the lifelong impact that I can make on their lives.
I completed both medical and dental school and am board certified in both plastic surgery and oral maxillofacial surgery. I also I completed fellowship training in craniofacial surgery. As a junior practitioner, I was honored to receive the CRANIO Fellowship from the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. My training places me in an elite group of practitioners with such qualifications across the nation and around the world.
I am the program director for the Pediatric Plastic Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s. I also direct the Treacher Collins Center, which is dedicated to treating children with Treacher Collins syndrome.
In addition to helping patients, I’m engaged in research. My colleagues and I are seeking to understand the biology of the craniofacial region and the basis of disease. I also conduct clinical outcomes studies to determine my results and identify areas for improvement.
In my spare time, I play soccer and chess regularly. Once a year, I travel overseas to do charity mission surgeries for underprivileged children.
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; complex upper airway problems; Treacher Collins Syndrom; speech surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency in cleft patients
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Craniofacial Disorders, Upper Airway, Treacher Collins, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations